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REJS 5| Lake Michigan | July 21, 2007

Photos by Kasia, Peter S, Jarek Starenda, & Maciek.

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If "REJS 4" was a blast then number five was absolutely out of this world. Beginning with the perfect weather all day and night - not a cloud in the sky and calm seas. Perfect temps to get down to the beats on the open upper deck without having to break that much sweat. Our new cruise ship, the Wendella, surpassed everybody's expectations. Almost twice as big in size as last year's with a huge upper deck which served as a dance floor for about 200 people. The rest could hang below in a climate controlled cabin with bar and food all accompanied by a separate sound system and visuals projected from multiple plasma screens. A total of 300 clubbers joined us for this one. One the upper deck we have raised the bar once again by upgrading to an expanded Fuel Ultra Heavy Sound System. The sound pressure on the deck, even though outside and far away from shore, was better than most clubs in the city. The lighting system was also doubled and a full intelligent lighting rig targeting the floor from the four corners was installed. We were set to lay down a perfectly fitting selection of summertime infused House that brought the crowd to almost hysterical levels of euphoria.

Dancing begun shortly after clearing the locks on Chicago River and as soon as we hit the lake waters the upper deck was moving in unison. At 9:30 pm in Chicago it is a rare sight but not so unusual for a Fuel event. The fireworks display at Navy Pier added that special touch although this year, for safety reasons, the captain kept us a bit farther from the pier. Nevertheless, the "fire in the sky" was easily visible. The party lasted until 1am and upon pulling into the dock most headed to our afterparty held at Chicago's prime night spot - Spy Bar. Fuel's DJ Rikler supplied the finishing touches to this awesome night and rocked the floor composed of about a hundred regulars and another two that made it there from our boat. As with every year's, this installment of Fuel's Annual REJS Boat Party was a huge undertaking. We have pulled it off without a hitch and without casualties - well, there were a couple of folks with obvious signs of "sea sickness" (is that what they call it these days?)). Thank you to all who joined us and to those who were too late to get the tickets - remember to jump on it early next time.

The Fuel Crew.

P.S. Shout outs and a big thank you to the crew and tech team : Stopher, Sam, Roger, Karol, Mariusz, Rikler, Nosmo, Kasia, Justyna, Suzie, Karolina, Voytek, Peter M., Peter S., Ania, Stephanie, & Jarek.